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Suspected Killer Of Borno Church Demolition Protester Arrested

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The suspected killer of a protester during the demolition of an Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN) church in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, has been arrested.

Naija News gathered that the suspected killer is an operative of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) attached to the Borno Geographic Information Service (BOGIS).

The operative was part of the task force that was on a demolition exercise at the church in Maiduguri, who opened fire on some protesters.

The protesters, a crowd of young people at the premises had staged a protest after the driver of an excavator started destroying the church, including the properties inside.

The task force operative reportedly opened fire on the youths to disperse them, but a bullet hit a man who was identified as Ezekiel Burris.

Sources said the operative, identified as Baba Bukar, has now been taken into police custody, following a directive by Babagana Zulum, governor of the state, to investigate the incident.

Zulum had asked the police to arrest and prosecute anyone connected to the violence which led to the death of Burris.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.